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Besifloxacin Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed on June 11, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.6%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times a day, 4 to 12 hours apart, for 7 days.

Use: For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis due to susceptible isolates of Aerococcus viridans, CDC coryneform group G, Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum, C striatum, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella lacunata, M catarrhalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, S epidermidis, S hominis, S lugdunensis, S warneri, Streptococcus mitis group, S oralis, S pneumoniae, S salivarius

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

1 year or older: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times a day, 4 to 12 hours apart, for 7 days.

Use: For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis due to susceptible isolates of A viridans, CDC coryneform group G, C pseudodiphtheriticum, C striatum, H influenzae, M lacunata, M catarrhalis, P aeruginosa, S aureus, S epidermidis, S hominis, S lugdunensis, S warneri, S mitis group, S oralis, S pneumoniae, S salivarius

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 1 year.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For topical ophthalmic use only (not for injection into the eye)
-Do not inject subconjunctivally; do not introduce directly into the anterior chamber of the eye.
-Invert closed bottle and shake once before each use; with bottle inverted, remove cap, tilt head back, and gently squeeze bottle to instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s).

Storage requirements:
-Store at 15C to 25C (59F to 77F); protect from light.

Patient advice:
-Do not wear contact lenses if you have signs/symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis or during therapy.
-Wash hands thoroughly before using this drug.
-Avoid contaminating the applicator tip with material from the eye, fingers, or any other source.
-Stop this drug and contact physician at first sign of rash or allergic reaction.
-Avoid missing doses and complete the entire course of therapy.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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